Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Hilo-Hawaii by Tour Guide Laurence C.

Laurence C.
  Hilo-Hawaii
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Kimberly Mistysyn

Canada
Rating

Tour: #53636, Amazing 4hr Hilo & Puna or Volcano tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 4/20

Laurence customized our tour to accommodate specific areas we wanted to see. He was extremely knowledgable and personable. We had a fantastic half day tour- learned a ton and had fun!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo for the great review & comments!

Barry Tenenholtz

United States
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Tour: #53638, Amazing 6 hour Hilo & VNP, Puna, or Hamakua Coast Private Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 26/20

Laurence is a most exceptional guide and gave a remarkable tour of Hilo and surrounding areas. No way we could have ever figured this out ourselves; his love of Hawaii was quite obvious and I know that we saw areas that other guides would have known about. I always want to try local food - Laurence took us to Kaleo's Bar and Grill - they had the best coconut grilled shrimp and calamari I have ever had. But even more importantly, his knowledge contributed to such a wonderful trip! Thanks Laurence!

Coralie Bouchard-Carty

United States
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Tour: #53636, Amazing 4hr Hilo & Puna or Volcano tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 11/19

Laurence gave a wonderful tour along with many historical facts about the island and Hawai'i. My husband is in a wheelchair so he catered the tour specifically to our needs. We appreciated his flexibility and willingness to adapt to our requests. We saw Rainbow Falls, Lava Tree State Park, part of the rain forest, and got to see the area where the fissures flowed with lava last year. He pointed out great photo opportunities and took us off the beaten path where the cruise tours do not go.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: �� so glad! Thank you for the great rating & review. Laurence

Tatyana Kagan

United States
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Tour: #54213, Memorable 8 hour Hilo/Puna or Volcano NP Big Island Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 2/19

We just came back from our Hawaii cruse. tour of the Hilo site of the big Island was a highlight of our vacation. Laurence is very knowledgeable about Hawaiian culture , history, customs. Through the tour you could feel his love for Hawaii. He took us to the places we would never be able to see with regular tours. We were able to squeeze a lot in our short 7-8 hours at the port. Laurence was very accommodating to our needs. I would strongly recommend tours with Laurence and tours by locals in general.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Tatyana for the great rating, review, & comments!

Terry Mills

United States
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Tour: #319462, Memorable 8 hour Hilo/Puna or Volcano NP Big Island Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 6/19

Lawrence was amazing. He provided a great tour, showing our group some hidden gems off the beaten path. His knowledge, charisma and energy makes he and this tour highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Terry for the great rating & review!

Susan Rotolo

United States
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Tour: #53638, Amazing 6 hour Hilo & VNP, Puna, or Hamakua Coast Private Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 19/19

We asked for a tour to include off the beaten track and we got it!

David Conboy

Whitby, ONTARIO, Canada
Rating

Tour: Kilauea Eruption Private Tour Fissure 8 and More, Hilo, Hawaii, United States
Date: Jun 11/19

Great tour. Lots of places to see that are not on standard tours. Gets you to the place you want to see up close.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the great rating and review!

Tracy Gihl

United States
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Tour: #53638, Amazing 6 hour Hilo & VNP, Puna, or Hamakua Coast Private Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: May 28/19

Wonderful tour. Laurence was very informative and fun! We had a great time. I highly recommend this tour and this guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Tracy, thank you for the great rating & review.

Michele Bolton

United States
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Tour: #54213, Memorable 8 hour Hilo/Puna or Volcano NP Big Island Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: May 24/19

Lawrence did an amazing job of showing us the Hilo are of the Big Island. He is very knowledgeable, and shared interesting historic facts. I would absolutely book a tour with him again. We had a fabulous day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the great rating & review!

Kerrie Bollard

Australia
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Tour: #53638, Amazing 6 hour Hilo & VNP, Puna, or Hamakua Coast Private Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: May 8/19

Had a wonderful Tour with Laurence. He was very informative to all the places we went

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the great rating and comments.

Alice Schmidt

United States
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Tour: #53638, Amazing 6 hour Hilo & VNP, Puna, or Hamakua Coast Private Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 29/19

We had a very special day in Hilo with Laurence. He loves his island and you feel like you are spending the day with a friend. We were shocked to see the devastation that the volcano caused. It took my breath away. If you are looking for a shore excursion in Hilo....look no further.

Jean Roan

United States
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Tour: #319462, Memorable 8 hour Hilo/Puna or Volcano NP Big Island Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 27/19

Wonderful day of information and good food!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your great rating and kind words.

Charles Buckland

United States
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Tour: #53636, Amazing 4hr Hilo & Puna or Volcano tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 13/19

Laurence was likable and a pleasure to have as our guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the great rating and nice comments.

Udo Fischer

Germany
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Tour: #53638, Amazing 6 hour Hilo & VNP, Puna, or Hamakua Coast Private Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 29/19

Alter 2 hours of botanical garden we had to spend 2 hours for lunch in a crouded and noisy restaurant on a downtown crossimg. Thereafter no time left for the volcanoe tour, only a long ride to a Lava Patch that had crossed a road. Not worth the money and Time Sprint Very disappointing , not recomended

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sorry you were so disappointed. You seemed extremely happy with the botanical garden and the food at the restaurant. It was the busiest I've ever seen it. The drive to see the recent flows is what it is and everyone seems amazed and impressed. Yours was the worst and only bad rating and review I've gotten in 10 yeears of giving tours.

Andrew Murphy

Canada
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Tour: #53638, Amazing 6 hour Hilo & VNP, Puna, or Hamakua Coast Private Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 5/19

Just weeks before our trip to Hawaii, our tour guide for the big island closed operations. In our search for a replacement we came across Tours by Locals and Laurence. He agreed to be our tour guide on short notice. Laurence is the consummate tour guide. He took us to what we wanted to see and more. His knowledge about the island is outstanding. Since it was just us and Laurence, we were able to go places where the big tour companies can't. We recommend him highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Andrew, Mahalo for the great rating & review.

Howard (Rex) Dimmig

Lakeland, FLORIDA, United States
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Tour: #53638, Amazing 6 hour Hilo & VNP, Puna, or Hamakua Coast Private Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 23/19

Laurence made our day in Hilo truly memorable. Following his advice we skipped Volcano National Park, much of which was still closed, and instead went to an area where we were able to see much more of the effects of the recent lava flows. Laurence's extensive knowledge of the area and its history really enhanced our tour. We visited places known only to locals and met several fascinating people. One highlight was a stop at a quaint store selling home-made jams. Will enjoy them for many weeks. Thanks

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Rex for the great rating and review!

Heidi Borca

United States
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Tour: #57811, Amazing Hamakua Coast, Hilo - 6 hour Private Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 31/18

Jeanette Hansen

United States
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Tour: #54213, Memorable 8 hour Hilo/Puna or Volcano NP Big Island Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 12/18

What an amazing tour! Laurence took us to all the places we requested and more. His passion for Hawaii is evident, as is his knowledge of the language and history of the island. I highly recommend this tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jeannette, Mahalo for the great review and rating!

Sandra Engwall

United States
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Tour: #53638, Amazing 6 hour Hilo & VNP, Puna, or Hamakua Coast Private Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 13/18

Laurence was a wonderful guide, with lots of local knowledge, and great flexibility. His knowledge of Volcanoes National Park area was exceptional. It was a wonderful day trip.

Charles Carter

Australia
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Tour: #53636, Amazing 4hr Hilo & Puna or Volcano tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 16/18

Laurence was brilliant, fabulous tour, would do it again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Charles for the great rating and comments. I enjoyed my time with you.

David Alperson

United States
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Tour: #54213, Memorable 8 hour Hilo/Puna or Volcano NP Big Island Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 29/18

From the first email communication ahead of the tour it was clear Laurence had a passion for all things Hawaiian but wow what a treat. His knowledge, passion and excitement was infectious. We asked for local food options and he more than delivered. Took us to one of his favorite snorkeling spots, just gorgeous. Oh and the Botanical Gardens were a site to behold. When you think about the concept of a tour given by locals, this day more then fit the bill. We can't forget how awesome he was with our 7 yr old

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo nui loa for the great rating & review!

Trevor Pearson

South Africa
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Tour: #53636, Amazing 4hr Hilo & Puna or Volcano tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 23/18

A wonderful 4 hours spent seeing so many new sights and we got very close to the Volcano

Seiji Yamamura

Japan
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Tour: #54213, Memorable 8 hour Hilo/Puna or Volcano NP Big Island Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: May 14/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo for the 5 star rating.

Judith (Judy) Choplin

United States
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Tour: #53638, Amazing 6 hour Hilo & VNP, Puna, or Hamakua Coast Private Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: May 4/18

What a GREAT day. This tour was fantastic. We even experienced two earthquakes. Laurence had the day very organized and there was absolutely nothing he did not know about Hilo. We got to visit places that the locals hung out and loved it. This was the best tour we have been on. Laurence is very easy going and made us feel relaxed in asking him questions and not hurrying us along if we wanted to stay longer at a site. He is the best!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo for the great rating & review!

Richard Louis Brown

United States
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Tour: #54213, Memorable 8 hour Hilo/Puna or Volcano NP Big Island Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: May 2/18

Our 8-hour tour with Laurence was relaxed but consistently interesting, especially in retrospect, given that some of the areas we visited were the site of volcanic eruptions the very next day. Laurence is an excellent guide--we recommend him highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo for the great rating & review!

William R.

United States
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Tour: #53638, Amazing 6 hour Hilo & VNP, Puna, or Hamakua Coast Private Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 24/18

Laurence was a great guide. We were 3 couples looking for a tour mostly focused on volcano related sites but flexible to do anything else that sounded interesting. We had a great lunch with Laurence at a place he was familiar with and added in a stop at a local coffee shop/mill. Tour was 6 hours and he did not run out of interesting facts about the local area, volcano, coffee, agricultural, music facts and stories, and Hawaii in general. One of the highlights of our trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo for the great rating & review.

Gary Strohauer

United States
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Tour: #57811, Amazing Hamakua Coast, Hilo - 6 hour Private Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 28/18

Laurence was knowledgeable about Hawaii, informative, pleasant and a very good guide. We enjoyed his tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the great rating and review!

Charlotte Cooper

United States
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Tour: #95427, 6 hour Waterfalls, Hilo, Garden/Bay, & Beaches Private Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 3/18

A great day. Laurence met us at the doc in Hilo and took us on a wonderful tour of the area. I use a wheelchair and he was very considerate of driving by some sites and parking in others where I had a view while my husband walked around. Laurence obviously loves Hawaii, which makes the tour special. He gave us information and about plants, trees, terrain. We went to a nice small local restaurant for lunch. We wished we had more than the one day on shore from a cruise.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the great rating & review!

Jeff House

United States
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Tour: #53636, Amazing 4hr Hilo & Puna or Volcano tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 23/18

Lawrence was an excellent tour guide. He is well-versed in Hawaiian culture and the Puna/Hilo area. He took us to a number of amazing places and we learned a great deal from him. The lava tubes and volcano are "must sees." He made my husband and I feel very comfortable and he answered all of our questions. I would highly recommend this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the great rating & comments.

Joanne Cogar

United States
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Tour: #54213, Memorable 8 hour Hilo/Puna or Volcano NP Big Island Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 10/18

Every moment with Laurence was informative and pleasant. He taught us names of trees and flowers, guided us through the through the rainforest and Akaka waterfalls, pointed out best spots for photos, explained the action of the volcano, explained the Hawaiian culture, introduced us to many Hawaiian words, and took us to eating spots with delicious, inexpensive food and drinks. Laurence is intelligent and genuinely nice. An excellent tour guide who gives above and beyond the call of duty.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo nui loa for the great rating & comments, one of the best ever!

Debra Deville

Falls Church, VA, United States
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Tour: #53638, Amazing 6 hour Hilo & VNP, Puna, or Hamakua Coast Private Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 27/18

Laurence was a fabulous guide. His love of Hawaii is overwhelming! His knowledge of all things Hawaiian was amazing...he definitely kept us entertained and informed. I would highly recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo Debra for the great rating & review.

Dan Meyer

Leawood, KANSAS, United States
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Tour: #54213, Memorable 8 hour Hilo/Puna or Volcano NP Big Island Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 15/18

Great tour, five stars !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo for the great rating.

Karen W.

United States
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Tour: #53636, Amazing 4hr Hilo & Puna or Volcano tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 2/18

Laurence did a great job of introducing us to Hilo when we only had a short time window. He took us to some great spots that were more local and not crowded. He also did well engaging with the children in our group as well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo for the great rating & review!

Keri Thoma

United States
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Tour: #53636, Amazing 4hr Hilo & Puna or Volcano tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 28/17

Laurence was super knowledgeable, friendly, flexible, knew a lot about the native flower and fauna, and took us to an awesome place for fresh fish - and he even drove between rain clouds! It was a wonderful day!! Highly recommended!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo Keri for the great rating & review! All the best, Laurence

Martin Uren

Australia
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Tour: #54213, Memorable 8 hour Hilo/Puna or Volcano NP Big Island Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 22/17

Lawrence was a great guide. He was friendly, relaxed and knowledgeable. Not only that, he tailored our day to suit our needs. Our family had an amazing day jam packed with the sights of Hilo. Highly recommend this guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are most welcome, thank you for the great rating & review!

Martin Uren

Australia
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Tour: #54501, Ultimate 10 hour Big Island Private Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 21/17

This full day tour provided us with great and magical insight into the beautiful world of the island of Hilo. It's natural beauty and diversity was breath taking. Our guide, Laurence now considered a local, provided us with the best experience possible. The tour was informative and provided us with a day focused on our interests. The tour day was comfortably managed and well coordinated. Best of all, it also including some time for surfing ! One of the best full day tours we have had !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo for the great rating & comments!

Terrance Rowe

Tempe, ARIZONA, United States
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Tour: #53636, Amazing 4hr Hilo & Puna or Volcano tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 1/17

It was so refreshing to see parts of the island that only a "local" could share. Laurence was so enthusiastic about sharing with us and was able to take us to places that were not offered on other tours. It was truly a special day for us. We are looking forward to a return visit!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Terrance, Mahalo for the great rating & review!

Steven Rome

United States
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Tour: #53638, Amazing 6 hour Hilo & VNP, Puna, or Hamakua Coast Private Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 8/17

Perfect in every way. Laurence listened to our needs and ideas, made suggestions, and constantly modified the day according to our wishes. He shared his vast knowledge in many Hawaiian customs, nature, and history. We saw many things off the beaten path, and came home with smiles on our faces!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo Steven for the great rating & review.

Paul Humphrys

Australia
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Tour: #53638, Amazing 6 hour Hilo & VNP, Puna, or Hamakua Coast Private Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 6/17

I had 2 tours earlier this month with Laurence. Both tours started from Hilo on The Big Island of Hawaii, and both were most enjoyable. Laurence is very knowledgeable and passionate about his tours and what he does, and it was a pleasure to discover we had a number of common interests.

Paul Humphrys

Australia
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Tour: #54213, Memorable 8 hour Hilo/Puna or Volcano NP Big Island Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 4/17

I had 2 tours earlier this month with Laurence. Both tours started from Hilo on The Big Island of Hawaii, and both were most enjoyable. Laurence is very knowledgeable and passionate about his tours and what he does, and it was a pleasure to discover we had a number of common interests.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo for the great rating & review.

Leigh Ann Cates

United States
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Tour: #54501, Ultimate 10 hour Big Island Private Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 29/17

Annie Orness

United States
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Tour: #54501, Ultimate 10 hour Big Island Private Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 15/17

We toured the island of Hawaii recently with Laurence. He was promptly waiting for us and eager to get our tour started. He was very knowledgeable about the island - its culture and history. We visited Volcano National Park and learned a lot from his expertise. He was wonderful with our 5 kids and took us to some wonderful spots for them to see different areas of beaches and swim. He taught us all about the fruits and trees of Hawaii and took us to pick berries.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo for the great rating & review. All the best, Laurence

Nadene Gamino

United States
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Tour: #53638, Amazing 6 hour Hilo & VNP, Puna, or Hamakua Coast Private Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 30/17

If I could give 6 stars I would. Laurence was a pleasure to get to know and he modified the trip for our requests. Our favorite part of the trip was the Volcanic warmed pools! Definitely the best place to relax and end the tour with. Volcano National Park is beautiful! He is very knowledgeable to Hawaii's history as well as plants, animals and music. Lunch spot was wonderful!! Highly recommend!! Pretty sure he may he Jimmy Buffet's long lost brother of the Pacific! Aloha!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo for the great review! Funny u should mention Jimmy Buffet....a friend of mine thinks I look like his twin brother and we actually have s lot in common. You guys were great...u have 2 really awesome daughters.

Jan Brandvold

United States
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Tour: #53636, Amazing 4hr Hilo & Puna or Volcano tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 27/17

We had a great time with Laurence, and saw far more than tour groups from the cruise line. We were even able to go for a swim at a hot spring park! We had him leave us at his favorite restaurant for lunch and took Uber back to the ship, so we could explore the town a bit.

Bill Hanyzewski

United States
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Tour: #54213, Memorable 8 hour Hilo/Puna or Volcano NP Big Island Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 18/17

Laurence was an outstanding guide for the day. He knew exactly where to take my wife and I. Highly Recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bill, Mahalo for your great rating & review. Aloha & Malama pono, Laurence

Susan Bennett

United States
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Tour: #53638, Amazing 6 hour Hilo & VNP, Puna, or Hamakua Coast Private Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 30/17

This was truly a 5 star tour! We thoroughly enjoyed meeting Laurence as he shared his knowledge of the area around Hilo. Highlights included a stunning garden, waterfall, local restaurant, roadside fruit stand, local bakery and beautiful hidden ocean views. These are things we never would have experienced on a typical cruise ship shore excursion. Many thanks for an enjoyable day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo for your great rating & review! All the best, Aloha

Susan Gnagy

United States
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Tour: #54213, Memorable 8 hour Hilo/Puna or Volcano NP Big Island Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 28/17

His love for Hilo and the surrounding country brightened our entire day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the great rating & review!

Dale Mcclellan

United States
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Tour: #54213, Memorable 8 hour Hilo/Puna or Volcano NP Big Island Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 26/17

5 stars. Laurence was THE BEST tour guide. So many fabulous locations off the beaten path. So much knowledge and honor for the culture..absolutely immersive.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dale, Mahalo for the great rating and comments!

Judy L.

United States
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Tour: #53638, Amazing 6 hour Hilo & VNP, Puna, or Hamakua Coast Private Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 25/17

We got to see red lava bubbling in Volcano National Park! That has to be a highlight of our Hawaiian trip. Of course the fumes forced us into Jagger Museum. We spent most of our time in or around the park which made everything perfect. We made a stop to order orchids and ate at a local cafe.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the great rating & review.

Joyce Teel

Eastwood, KY, United States
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Tour: #54501, Ultimate 10 hour Big Island Private Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 6/17

LAURENCE is top of the line, primo, A-1, "JUST THE BEST" !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Had an amazing tour of Volcanoes National Park, the Hilo area, great local beaches and restaurants, our own driver and best of all added a friend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Joyce, Mahalo nui loa for the great rating & review...the record!

Judy Garner

Canada
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Tour: #53638, Amazing 6 hour Hilo & VNP, Puna, or Hamakua Coast Private Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 13/17

Laurence's love of Hawaii and especially the Big Island shine through in his tour. He took us to special places that he especially loves. He also took us to buy the cheapest Kona coffee and to his favourite lunch place. He was relaxed and most helpful to my Mom who uses a wheel chair. All in all, we couldn't have spent a more enjoyable 6 hours. Many thanks Laurence.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Judy, mahalo for your great rating & comments!

William Winberry

United States
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Tour: #95427, 6 hour Waterfalls, Hilo, Garden/Bay, & Beaches Private Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 12/17

The tour was fantastic! Loved Lawrence. He was so flexible and showed us many out of the way sights. 5 out of 5.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: William, Mahalo for the great rating & comments!

Alan Woolf

Australia
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Tour: #54213, Memorable 8 hour Hilo/Puna or Volcano NP Big Island Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 29/16

We undertook a day tour with Laurence at Hilo Hawaii on Tuesday 29th November. We were very impressed with Laurence and had an absolutely wonderful day. He is very knowledgeable on the history of the area and we were fortunate to see areas not visited by the tourist coaches. We can highly recommend Laurence should you be visiting Hilo.

Patricia Gutierrez

Mexico
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Tour: #54213, Memorable 8 hour Hilo/Puna or Volcano NP Big Island Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 25/16

it was excellent, thanks Laurence!!

Lawrence Cohen

United States
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Tour: #54501, Ultimate 10 hour Big Island Private Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 9/16

We spent two days with Laurence as our guide (he was really more like our host). He was WONDERFUL!! His love of his island comes through. He took us to out-of-the-way places that were really fun. His knowledge of the flora, the history, the culture, and the language of Hawaii made our time with him very special. We would recommend him without reservation to anyone who wants to visit the "Big Island".

Lawrence Cohen

United States
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Tour: #53638, Amazing 6 hour Hilo & VNP, Puna, or Hamakua Coast Private Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 8/16

We spent two days with Laurence as our guide (he was really more like our host). He was WONDERFUL!! His love of his island comes through. He took us to out-of-the-way places that were really fun. His knowledge of the flora, the history, the culture, and the language of Hawaii made our time with him very special. We would recommend him without reservation to anyone who wants to visit the "Big Island".

Kerrie Douglas

United States
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Tour: #57811, Amazing Hamakua Coast, Hilo - 6 hour Private Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 25/16

Laurence was very knowledgeable about all things Hawaiian - loved the botanical gardens and Mr. Eds jam shop - great day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo Kerrie for the great rating & teview!

Nancy Caffiero

sarasota, FL, United States
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Tour: #53638, Amazing 6 hour Hilo & VNP, Puna, or Hamakua Coast Private Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 8/16

Lawrence was knowledge and agreeable to modify our stops depending on what we wanted to see. I felt we got not only the history of Hilo and its beautiful geography but also a perspective of someone who lives and LOVES the island . My only "negative" feedback related to his vehicle which held on;y 4 passengers and would of like more space, as there were 4 ladies. I may have overlooked this element when booking our tour.

Lou Smith

United States
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Tour: #95427, 6 hour Waterfalls, Hilo, Garden/Bay, & Beaches Private Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 20/16

Extremely personable guide, a fountain of information about the fauna, history, Hawaiian language and culture. He was super accommodating and tailored the tour to our interests. Knows a lot of off the beaten path locations. Knows area food, beaches and warm springs.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Paul, thanks so much for the great review. Best regards & Aloha, Laurence

Lorraine Canter

Auckland, New Zealand
Rating

Tour: #53638, Amazing 6 hour Hilo & VNP, Puna, or Hamakua Coast Private Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 18/16

Laurence is easy to talk to. His tour was as he described and he was waiting for us on the wharf. He was considerate and knowledgeable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the great rating and comments. Best regards & Aloha, Laurence.